Screen addiction is already a household term, but is there any scientific basis for this phenomenon? We take a look at the methods used to measure it and its actual hold on the population.
Matthew Perry recently revealed that his colon burst as a result of long-term opioid abuse.
Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
Some people seek out the herbal drug Kamini to stay awake – but it contains up to 21% morphine so doesn’t have that effect. And dependency can escalate quickly.
The six young men took very different routes to recovery. Their experiences hold important lessons for managing opioid addiction.
Peggy Frew’s masterful control of Wildflowers, her fourth novel – about three sisters, once close, now estranged – promises not to engulf readers in the sorrow it must expose. Debra Adelaide reviews.
Recent research highlights the links between Gen Z smartphone addiction and compulsive buying.
Canada’s new alcohol guidelines cut the number of drinks per week in the ‘low-risk’ category by almost half for women, and by more than half for men. Here’s how researchers came to these conclusions.
There’s a lot of bad advice out there for families struggling with the alcohol or other drug dependence of a loved one. Here’s what works, and what doesn’t.
In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Dissociation can be a healthy part of cognitive functioning, provided it doesn’t get in the way of your goals.
E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.
The Northern Territory has had alcohol restrictions since 2012. These restrictions are going to be lifted in July of this year, despite concerns expressed by First Nations people in the community.
British Columbia’s bold experiment provides an opportunity to implement more balance in Canadian drug policy, and a more principled withdrawal from the war on drugs.
Game making is an art form that many aren’t intimately familiar with. Unlike other creative practices, game makers must create the rules and laws that govern and shape player behaviours.
Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.
Euphoria tackles the status quo head on with an esthetic that transgresses the codes of television, while criticizing several taboos and social issues.
Retailers have a range of strategies to encourage us to spend more - but they can help us to make healthier choices too.
New federally funded mental health help line features easier access and more consistent regulation.